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Wired for Story

Wired for Story
Author : Lisa Cron
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date : 2012
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :262
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"This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.

Wired for Story

Wired for Story
Author : Lisa Cron
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release Date : 2012-07-10
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :272
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This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers’ brains and captivate them through each plot element. Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets—and it’s a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on “writing well” as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail—they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite the brain’s hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. Without it, even the most perfect prose won’t hold anyone’s interest. Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now.

Story Genius

Story Genius
Author : Lisa Cron
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2016
Category : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Total pages :280
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Story Geniusis a foolproof program that saves writers from penning hundreds of pages only to realize that something's not working and they have to start again. Informed by story consultant Lisa Cron's science-based insights into how story structure is built into the architecture of the brain, this guide shows writers how to plumb the nitty-gritty details of their raw idea to organically generate a story scene by scene. Once writers reach the end of Cron's program, they will have both a blueprint that works and plenty of compelling writing suitable for their finished novel--allowing them to write forward with confidence.

Story Or Die

Story Or Die
Author : Lisa Cron
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release Date : 2021-03-02
Category :
Total pages :272
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A step-by-step guide to using the brain's hardwired desire for story to achieve any goal, whether it's successfully pitching a product, saving the planet, or convincing your kids not to text and drive, from the author of Wired for Story. Story isn't just one way to persuade, it's the way. It's built into the architecture of the brain, and has been since early humans gathered around the campfire, trying to figure out if that rustling in the bushes really was a lion. But to fully wield the power of story at will, you must first understand how story is working in your brain--not metaphorically, but biologically. In Story or Die, author, speaker, and story coach Lisa Cron decodes the power of story, examining how story and the brain evolved in tandem; why well-told stories were, and continue to be, key to our survival; and what grabs us in a good story. (It's very different from what we think.) She then takes readers, step by step, through the process of creating their own story--a story with the power to call even the most challenging audience, no matter their tribe, to action. Along the way, Cron explains what your brain craves in a story, how to pinpoint your audience's hidden resistance, and why all roads lead to an aha moment. In doing so, she teaches you how to enthrall, persuade, promote, educate, inspire, and most important, better understand yourself and every decision you make.

The Storytelling Animal

The Storytelling Animal
Author : Jonathan Gottschall
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2012
Category : Science
Total pages :248
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Explores the latest beliefs about why people tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, offering insights into such related topics as universal themes and what it means to have a storytelling brain.

Writing to Be Understood

Writing to Be Understood
Author : Anne H. Janzer
Publisher : Cuesta Park Consulting
Release Date : 2018-08-09
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :129
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Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite nonfiction books so compelling, understandable, or enjoyable to read? They connect with you, as a reader. This book will help you recognize and apply the methods of your favorite writers to your own work. Writing To Be Understood is the thinking writer's guide to effective nonfiction writing techniques, such as: - Using analogies effectively to illustrate unseen concepts - Appealing to the reader's innate curiosity - Balancing humility with credibility For each topic, the book combines insights from cognitive science with advice from writers and expert practitioners in fields of psychology, technology, economics, medicine, policy, and more. Whether you're an expert trying to communicate with a mainstream audience or a nonfiction writer hoping to reach more people, Writing to be Understood will help you expand the impact of your words. Gold medal winner, 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Uniquely Wired: A Story about Autism and Its Gifts

Uniquely Wired: A Story about Autism and Its Gifts
Author : Julia Cook
Publisher : Boys Town Press
Release Date : 2019-09-28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :34
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Zak has autism, so he sometimes responds to the world around him in unconventional ways. As Zak describes his point of view, young readers gain a better understanding of his behaviors and learn valuable lessons about patience, tolerance and understanding.

The Science of Storytelling

The Science of Storytelling
Author : Will Storr
Publisher : Abrams
Release Date : 2020-03-10
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :304
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The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human. So, how do master storytellers compel us? In The Science of Storytelling, award-winning writer and acclaimed teacher of creative writing Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Will Storr’s superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children’s stories. With sections such as “The Dramatic Question,” “Creating a World,” and “Plot, Endings, and Meaning,” as well as a practical, step-by-step appendix dedicated to “The Sacred Flaw Approach,” The Science of Storytelling reveals just what makes stories work, placing it alongside such creative writing classics as John Yorke’s Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey into Story and Lajos Egri’s The Art of Dramatic Writing. Enlightening and empowering, The Science of Storytelling is destined to become an invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction.

Subscription Marketing

Subscription Marketing
Author : Anne Janzer
Publisher : Cuesta Park Consulting
Release Date : 2020-01-29
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :238
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The marketing playbook for the Subscription Economy, now in its 3rd edition Subscriptions are upending industries and reshaping customer expectations. Have you changed your marketing practices to thrive in this new reality? A successful subscription business is built on lasting relationships, not one-time sales. Stop chasing sales and start creating value. The third edition of this ground-breaking book offers updated advice for solopreneurs, small businesses, fast-growing start-ups, and large enterprises alike. You’ll find creative practices that will help you build and sustain the customer relationships that lead to long-term success. The revised third edition includes: – Updated research and case studies reflecting the rapid growth of subscription-based businesses – New chapters focusing on the needs of solopreneurs or small businesses and entrepreneurs/start-ups. – An expanded look at the risks and rewards of values-based marketing Whether you already have subscription revenues or you want to build an ongoing relationship with existing customers, you can adopt the practices and mindsets of the most successful subscription businesses. Find out why Book Authority considers Subscription Marketing to be one of the top marketing strategy books of all time.

Sand

Sand
Author : Michael Welland
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 2010-01-04
Category : History
Total pages :360
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Describes the geological history of sand, examining the science behind the material as well as the human context of sand and how it has played important roles in history, commerce, and imagination.

Wired

Wired
Author : Caytlyn Brooke
Publisher : BHC Press
Release Date : 2018-07-13
Category : Fiction
Total pages :336
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Technology is the new drug When Maggie Stone straps on the Vertix H2, an innovative device that creates a social media and online experience unlike anything she’s ever known, she quickly becomes a fan. Able to control virtual reality with her mind, the rush is intoxicating. But soon the device begins to take over her life. Immersed in a colorful and explosive world of technology, she finds it impossible to disconnect. As her addiction grows, Maggie’s world spirals out of control, endangering and pushing away reality. Can she kick the social addiction, or will the thrill of the connection pull her under?

Wanted and Wired

Wanted and Wired
Author : Vivien Jackson
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date : 2017-04-04
Category : Fiction
Total pages :384
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"Raw. Smart. Quick-witted. Mouthwatering. Just a few adjectives that describe this exquisite tale. Do not let this unforgettable story, or its incredible cast of characters, slip by you." -DARYNDA JONES, New York Times bestselling author A rip-roarin' new snarky, sexy sci-fi paranormal romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heat, and heart. Now that Texas has seceded and the world is spiraling into chaos, good guys come in unlikely packages and love sprouts in the most inconvenient places... Rogue scientist • technologically enhanced • deliciously attractive Heron Farad should be dead. But technology has made him the man he is today. Now he heads a crew of uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what's left of humanity: art, artifacts, books, ideas-sometimes even people. People like Mari Vallejo. Gun for hire • Texan rebel • always hits her mark Mari has been lusting after her mysterious handler for months. But when a by-the-book hit goes horribly sideways, she and Heron land on the universal most wanted list. Someone set them up. Desperate and on the run, they must trust each other to survive, while hiding devastating secrets. As their explosive chemistry heats up, it's the perfect storm... More praise: "Wanted and Wired delivers a high-octane adventure with riveting twists and turns, fresh yet gritty characters, and miles of sci-fi sizzle. I loved it!"-Amanda Bouchet, award-winning author of A Promise of Fire

The Brain

The Brain
Author : David Eagleman
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2017
Category : Science
Total pages :256
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"The dramatic story of the brain's role in creating our world, our experience of it, and ourselves; the basis for a PBS television series by the bestselling David Eagleman. How does a three pound mass of biological matter locked in the dark, silent fortress of the skull produce the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, while also constructing reality and guiding us through the endless need to make decisions and determine our judgments and into a future that we are convinced we are shaping? David Eagleman compares the brain to a cityscape with different neighborhoods where neural networks vie for supremacy and determine our behavior in ways we are not always aware or in control of. At the same time, he suggests that the brain works as a storyteller--creating a narrative that allows us to navigate and make sense of a world that it is busy constructing for us"--

Wired

Wired
Author : Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release Date : 2005-09-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :104
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Keegan, a downhill skier, is nearly knocked off his skis when someone ties a wire between two trees for exactly that reason, and he must find the reason why someone would sabotage him.

Wired for War

Wired for War
Author : P. W. Singer
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2009-01-22
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :512
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P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.